10/24/18

Making More Of The Monthly Paycheck


By on 10/24/2018 07:24:00 AM

It can be a little bit soul destroying at times when you get paid from a job that you have slugged your guts out for for the last four weeks, only to find that the day after your regular bills and payments have taken a huge chunk away. Leaving you to budget for the next few weeks only for it to continue happening. So I thought I would share with you some of the ways you can make that money stretch further, hopefully giving you more disposable income to put towards the things that make you smile.


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Tackle some of your regular payments
Often just looking at your current financial situation can help you reduce your outgoings and boost your income. The first area to look at is any outstanding debts you have. Could these be consolidated in some way? A loan can give you a payment plan and a reduced interest cost. You could also reduce some payments for things like TV packages and subscription services you have. Even changing providers for things like energy and insurance policies can save you a fair biot each month. Doing this alone could give you more breathing space with your finances. Sometimes there are things we need to think about and need funds for an emergency. This is when maybe looking at a best secured credit card could be a great option to consider.

Try out meal planning and diminish the huge weekly bill
One of the biggest outgoings people have each week is food shopping. We all gotta eat, right? But perhaps making changes to some of the ways you buy food could make a big difference. Meal planning is a great way to reduce your spend as you only buy what you need. Having a list can also help you avoid making extra purchases and even changing where you shop could bring the bill down.

Another tip would be to switch from branded products to supermarket own brands. This can also significantly reduce your bill. Combining all of these tips could see you slash your weekly spend massively, so it is definitely worth exploring.

Make changes to your daily habits
Maybe there are some things you can do daily that could help you bring your costs down over the course of the year. Energy usage is key, and simply making conscious efforts to switch lights off, not putting things on stand by and switching off at the mains, and even considering other energy sources like solar could help to bring these costs down.

Try out discount codes or cashback sites for regular purchases
Finally, we all have purchases we need to make. Clothes, food, electrical items when things break, so why not try and make your money go a little further? Using discount codes can help bring the overall price down whereas cashback sites can give you a percentage of your total spend back.

I hope that these tips help you make more of your monthly paycheck.

About Angela

Angela is a freelance travel writer and lifestyle blogger, blessed with 3 beautiful daughters, 5 moody cats, 1 spoiled dog, and 1 very supportive husband.

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